J&K: Construction Of Jaiswal Bridge Over River Chenab On NH-44 Complete, To Facilitate Seamless Travel For Amarnath Yatris


Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday (7 June) said that the construction of a two-lane Jaiswal Bridge over River Chenab on the Udhampur-Ramban section of NH-44 in Jammu and Kashmir has been completed.

In a series of tweets, the minister said that the meticulously designed balanced cantilever bridge spans 118 meters and has been built at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

Gadkari said the establishment of this bridge serves a dual purpose.

Firstly, it will alleviate congestion along the Chanderkot to Ramban section, ensuring smoother vehicular movement, the minister said.

Secondly, it will facilitate the seamless passage of vehicles and pilgrim traffic during the ‘Shri Amarnath Yatra’ on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway 44, which is scheduled to commence shortly, he added.

“Under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing Jammu and Kashmir with exceptional highway infrastructure,” the minister said.

“This transformative development not only contributes to the region’s economic growth but also enhances its allure as a prime tourist destination,” he added.